Term 2 2023 Mid Term Duration Extended. Next week, primary, pre primary , and secondary schools will all have an early midterm holiday break.
Following a statement from the Ministry of Education, there are adjustments to the half-term break. In fact, by the end of this week, many secondary schools expect to release students for the midterm break.
Dr. Belio Kipsang, the Principal Secretary (PS) for Basic Education at the Ministry of Education, notified the adjustments to the dates in a circular dated April 24.
The half-term holiday, which was originally slated to run from June 29 to July 2, 2023, will instead run from June 27 to July 1, 2023.
The dates were changed after Mr. Kahi Indimuli of the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA) begged the PS to do so so that secondary school heads may attend a KESSHA conference.
The KESSHA chair requested an extension of the second term’s midterm dates in a letter dated March 26th in order to accommodate the 46th KESSHA conference.
Below is the content of the circular by PS Belio Kipsang highlighting the new changes.
REF: REQUEST TO EXTEND MID TERM DATES
Reference is made to a letter Ref. KESSHA/NATCONFF/3/VOL.1/23 dated 26th March 2023 from the National Chairman, Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association on the above subject.
The letter notes that the current scheduled dates for midterm of second term coincides with the dates of KESSHA 46th National Conference.
The Ministry recognizes that the National KESSHA Conference is an important event that allows school managers to make a review and share experiences in running of schools.
Consequently, the midterm dates for second term year 2023 has been rescheduled to start from 27th June to 1st July 2023.
All school managers are required to take note and adhere to the changes dates.
DR. BELIO R. KIPSANG
Below is a revised version of the 2023 calendar for pre-primary, primary and secondary schools.
A: PRE-PRIMARY, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2023 SCHOOL CALENDAR
OPENING CLOSING DURATION
Term 1 23rd January 2023 21st April 2023 13 weeks
Half term break 16th March 2023 19th March 2023 3 days
Holiday 22nd April 2023 7th May 2023 2 weeks
Term 2 8th May 2023 11th August 2023 14 weeks
Half Term Break 27th June 2023 1st July 2023 3 days
Holiday 12th August 2023 27th August 2023 2 weeks
Term 3 28th August 2023 27th October 2023 9 weeks
Holiday 28th October 2023 8th January 2024 10 weeks
KCPE & KPSEA 30th October 2023 2nd November 2023 4 days
KCSE 3rd November 2023 24th November 2023 3 weeks
KCSE Marking 27th November 2023 15th December 2023 3 weeks
Term 2 2023 Mid Term Duration Extended